Herpes to spark an immune response…..

Another week has passed and there’s not much to report. In the news, canSer is still cropping up with research about herpes being able to spark an immune response and they are now using it for certain trials and canSer types. This is very similar to what I have in Germany with the Newcastle disease virus.

Also they are going to be opening a canSer immunology centre at Southampton hospital. We knew they were doing trials there for melanoma and lung canSer etc but now it seems they are actually going to be dedicating some money and resources to actually having an immunology department for treating canSer patients. Things have been changing slowly for canSer treatment, apparently for as long as ten years, then why are we still treating people with chemo alone?

For me, I feel much better now. My arm has gone back to its usual size. It still has a little lump at the site of the injection and is a little itchy but nothing to shout about. I feel generally well and have been exercising and plodding along nicely.

I have been contacted by the Care Oncology Clinic, whom I am prescribed drugs such as mebendazole, atorvastatin and so on. They use drugs that are ordinarily prescribed for other ailments such as metformin for diabetes and have noticed through research that they could be beneficial for canSer, particularly breast canSer. As you may remember I have been taking metformin for nearly two years but added mebendazole and atorvastatin in October. I do not know if they are working but as they do not give me any side effects I feel it is necessary to continue. I spoke to one of the doctors there this morning and have scheduled a review in July.

I was also contacted by the Daily Mail to have an interview regarding this subject. I will let you know when I am featured in it.

Although I have felt generally well I haven’t been getting on well in the evenings. I have now returned to taking all my drugs and supplements and I don’t have any trouble keeping them down in the mornings. I am even making my own fresh green juice again. This is a revelation ever since I went off them at the end of last year. Then in the evenings for some reason I feel quite nauseas and have to vomit not long after taking my evening combination. I have tried taking certain things out and eating before, during or after. Some nights are fine then others not so. It’s ruining my evenings and evening meal, in particular. I will have to keep making changes and see if there is a certain culprit.

I have felt quite tired this week also and have been taking iron supplements in case my bloods need that helping hand. I have felt a bit light headed but nothing like it was before.

Emotionally I feel ok. I try so hard not to think about canSer all the time but it is so hard. I don’t want to take anything for granted and always want to try my hardest at beating this thing. I do wonder what might happen but it’s all such a waste of time wasting my energy on what may be. But for the next week I am going to be thinking of nothing but having fun and relaxation.

Bear and I are off for some sun and fun with friends. It’s the prelude to my ‘big’ birthday in a few weeks and we are very excited! Technically, our holiday starts tonight when Bear gets home from work…..I can’t wait! Light and Love! X

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